The Salvation Army Louisville‘s local long-standing services include the Center of Hope, Transitional Housing for Families, Transitional Housing for Veterans, a Culinary Training Program, Disaster Assistance and more.
How can you help the causes? Be part of the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign this season and ring a bell! Sign up for a two-hour storefront shift yourself or start an ONLINE Kettle!
- Funds raised each holiday season during the Red Kettle Campaign fund The Salvation Army’s programming which includes the above-mentioned programs.
- The Red Kettle 2012 goal is $500,000
- Sign up to volunteer.
- Bell-ringing shifts are just a 2 hour time commitment and you can make it fun. Dress up, bring music, hand out candy canes!
- On average, volunteers raise $35 more per hour than a paid worker.
- Volunteer at your local Kroger Store, select Wal-Mart locations, Hobby Lobby or Jefferson Mall.
- Can’t ring a bell. Create an online kettle!
Dare to Care, Kentuckiana’s anti-hunger leader, was founded by this community after a 9 year old boy died of hunger in Louisville in 1969. Kentuckiana’s need for food assistance is at a historic high – one in six Kentuckiana families needed Dare to Care’s help to put food on the table in the past year. One in four Kentuckiana children are at risk of hunger. With this community’s support, Dare to Care distributed 13 million meals this year, including nearly 5 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables. With overhead under 6%, every dollar donated to Dare to Care provides 4 meals to struggling Kentuckiana families.
Learn More About Dare to Care:
C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc. was founded in 1987 as a comprehensive, community-based, non-profit organization that provides alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention and early intervention programs to youth and adolescents in Jefferson County Public Schools.
C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc.: is dedicated to providing educational services that will allow youths and adolescents to reach their maximum potential by learning to choose a positive healthy lifestyle.
C.H.O.I.C.E. services provide avenues which empower “high-risk”/”at-risk” youth and adolescents, ages 9 to 19, to make positive, healthy, lifestyle choices.
C.H.O.I.C.E. Inc., curriculum focuses on valuing self, decision making, goal setting, communication and living a healthy lifestyle.
C.H.O.I.C.E.’s goal is to improve the young person’s health and well-being, increase their sense of self regard, and decrease the incidents of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse, violence and other unhealthy behaviors. This is accomplished through a two tiered effort comprised of prevention education and bolstering resiliency factors within the young person.
Learn more and get involved HERE.
Harbor House was founded in 1992 by the parents of eleven men and women with mental retardation, developmental disabilities and brain injuries to create a safe and supportive environment in which their sons and daughters could gain the benefits of a regular job. In the beginning, each parent volunteered to staff the workshop working one to two days a week. As the number of participants increased, p
aid supervisors were hired. For the first two years Harbor House operated in space donated by Incarnation Church before moving to the commercial space on St. Andrews Church Road in Louisville, Kentucky.
Harbor House is committed to providing the highest quality of care for adults with developmental and physical disabilities in a warm and supportive environment through compassion, respect and collaboration, which are reflected in:
The programs we provide and the dedication of our direct care professionals.
Our person-centered approach, accepting family environment and concern for the individual participant’s well being.
Our awareness of the dignity, uniqueness and gifts of participants, their interdependence, and their potential for growth.
Join us 9.22.12 for our 9th ANNUAL Ken-Ducky Derby!!
Join us as we launch more than 25, 000 ducks into the Ohio River! (fully environmentally aware and prepared!) Ducks are $5 each, with levelled incentives. Grand Prize is a 2012 Honda Civic, courtesy Sam Swope Honda World – and THIS YEAR if you are PRESENT when the winner is announced (approx. 3:30 EST), you will also win one year’s worth of GAS provided by Kroger and a year’s worth of oil changes courtesy of Sam Swope Honda World ! Other prizes include a chance to win the Maeser Million Dollar Duck, savings bonds from Republic Bank , and more! Full day of festival activities, live music, vendors, a food court, children’s’ activities, and more! Duck Adoptions official begin August 2, 2012 and will be available online, or by visiting one of our retail sponsors:Kroger , Papa John’s , Republic Bank , Krispy Kreme , Kentucky Telco , Starbucks, and Still Spinnin’.
St. Joseph Children’s Home has a mission: ”Giving Children a Home.”
They do this with THREE specific programs:
The Residential Treatment Program serves boys and girls who have been abused or neglected and are currently in state’s custody. These residents range in age from 6-14 and come from all over Kentucky. St. Joe’s sometimes serves up to 40 children at one time with this program.
The Therapeutic Foster Care and Adoption Program serves boys and girls of all ages from all over Kentucky and trains families who feel called to the mission of foster care.
Lastly, St. Joseph’s Child Development Center serves 150 children each day through child care and pre-school options that encourage development into strong, independent, self-confident individuals socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.
One major source of fundraising for St. Joe’s is their annual orphan’s picnic. The picnic’s sole purpose is to raise funds for St. Joseph’s children. All proceeds that are raised with the Friday Night Live Event and the annual Orphans’ Picnic go directly back into the Home to support the children’s programs. This year, the picnic happens August 11th and 12th.
Family Scholar House, Inc. is changing lives, families and communities through education.
Their mission is clearly stated to be ending “the cycle of poverty by giving single-parent students the support they need to earn a four-year college degree.”
What assistance and support does Family Scholar House provide?
While the majority of families served by Family Scholar House are in the non-residential programs, those in need of stable housing may apply for the residential program. Student parents in the Family Scholar House program are able to apply for subsidized housing on the campuses of Family Scholar House based upon family size in accordance with HUD guidelines. Participants are responsible for their portion of the rent based upon HUD guidelines and their own utilities. All participants meet regularly with their case manager for guidance on household management.
Participants enroll in the colleges of their choice to pursue the courses of study of their choice, with the goal to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Family Scholar House helps single parents obtain financial assistance to pay for classes and books. Through individual donations, financial aid, Pell grants, scholarships, and sometimes student loans, participants attend school on a full-time basis. Some of the parents also obtain work-study assistance through their colleges or universities. All participants meet regularly with their Academic Advisor to review educational progress.
Other services include:
- advising students on their class choices
- assisting with financial aid applications
- advocating for them at their respective schools, as necessary
- informing them about work-study programs
- sharing information about scholarship opportunities
Family Support Services
Family Scholar House assists participants in obtaining needed support services and helps them address barriers to education. All participants meet regularly with their Support Manager for services including the following:
- assistance in applying for necessary welfare benefits
- assistance in securing quality, affordable childcare for their children while they are in school and at work
- opportunities to develop new skills in the areas of parenting, time-management, and independent living
- regular individual meeting for goal setting, support counseling and referral to community resources
Peer Support and Community Activities
Family Scholar House encourages the participants and their children to become a community for each others as they focus on common education goals and develop new skills together. To support this goal, in addition to required monthly workshops, group activities during the month provide opportunities for peer support and interaction with Family Scholar House mentors.
Learn more, get involved or donate to the cause HERE.